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Friday, September 18, 2015

#REVIEW and #GIVEAWAY: e-Murderer by Joan Curtis

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e-Murderer copy On this anything but typical Monday morning Jenna Scali, who works part-time for a shrink, opens an email that depicts the brutal death of a young girl. On that same day the police uncover a dead coed two blocks from Jenna’s house. The e-murderer’s description creepily echos the death described in the newspapers. When Jenna receives other emails, she takes what she knows to the police and thus begins her journey in the path of the e-murderer. Her curious nature impels her from e-messages to dead coeds to a ring of prostitutes. With the help of her quirky friends, Jenna learns that she’s more than a conduit for the killer. She’s his target. New secrets unfold, and finally her love life takes a tumble when the true killer emerges. THE E-MURDERER is a race to find a psychotic killer before he kills again. This new mystery series with a young female sleuth promises to keep you glued to your seat until the last page.
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My rating: 4 stars

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
:It has been a few years since I have read any mystery books. It is also the first book from this author that I have read. It was an amazing book where the action started from the very first chapter. The entire time I was reading it, like any good mystery book, the author had me guessing as to who could be the serial murderer, and of course, they all have their quirks. No one has been raised perfectly, but I was always wondering who could be messed up enough to be a psychotic killer.
I didn't feel a real connection between the friends in the beginning of the book, and I also didn't feel a lot of character development in Jenna during the book. If you don't focus on that, though, and see only the mystery and romantic entanglements that Jenna has somehow gotten herself into, this is an amazing book. As a mystery, the author keeps you guessing, and the book has enough romance to keep it going nicely. Jenna is the type of character you want to see succeed.
Since this was my introduction to the author, I definitely wasn't disappointed, and if you haven't read this author, I don't think you will be either..


The author is giving away two prizes: One, a $15 Amazon or BN Gift card (their choice) and Two, a signed copy of the award-winning book, The Clock Strikes Midnight.


About the author:

Joan Curtis - RPLA_Finalist_BadgeJoan Curtis Joan is an award-winning writer who has published 6 books and numerous stories. Readers compare her to the great Southern writer, Fanny Flagg. “She writes characters and a story that will stay with you.” Her debut mystery/suspense novel, The Clock Strikes Midnight, won the silver medal for fiction/suspense in the Global eBook Awards for 2015 and is a finalist for the Royal Palm Literary Award. The e-Murderer won first place in the Malice Domestic Grants competition for new writers. Joan has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember. She reads all kinds of books, including women’s fiction, mysteries, biography, and nonfiction. Mystery/suspense with a psychological twist is exactly the kind of book Joan loves to read. "I write about characters who remind me of myself at times and my sister at times, but never fully so. My stories are told from a woman's point of view with a destiny. Characters drive my writing and my reading." Having grown up in the South with a mother from Westchester County New York, Joan has a unique take on blending the Southern traditions with the eye of a Northerner. She spent most of her childhood in North Carolina and now resides in Athens, Georgia.

Author website: http://www.joancurtis.com | Author’s blog: http://www.joancurtis.com/blog Facebook Author page: http://www.facebook.com/joanccurtisauthor | Twitter page: @joancurtis http://www.twitter.com/joancurtis

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